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PLC Lifestyle Tips 
Relieve Stress, Eat Right and Even Exercise In Just 10 MINUTES OR LESS

You’ve seen the evidence that many chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even cancer can often be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle. Yet millions of adults (and children too) still make excuses for not implementing changes towards living healthier. But living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be overwhelming! There are many things you can do each day that take just a few minutes and can have a dramatic impact on your overall health and longevity!

  1. Pack your lunch – save money, time and add a healthier variety of lunch options to your day.
  2. Take your blood pressure.
  3. Buckle your seatbelt (every time you get in the car).
  4. Brush your teeth and floss after each meal.
  5. Put sunscreen on your face.
  6. Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
  7. Sit in the sunlight for 10 minutes and soak up bone strengthening, heart attack fighting Vitamin D!
  8. Meditate or try yoga/breathing exercises http://www.yogasensation.com/10_minute_yoga.htm
  9. Battle a nicotine craving – and win! Remember – whether you light up or not, a nicotine craving lasts less than five minutes (repeat as often as possible!)
  10. Wash your hands.
  11. Stretch first thing out of bed for 10 minutes.
  12. Take an extra 10 minutes to eat your lunch or dinner. You’ll digest better and eat less.
  13. Drink a glass of water with each meal.
  14. Clean/disinfect your computer keyboard/mouse at the end of each day.
  15. Clean out your refrigerator.
  16. Throw out any Tupperware that is cracked or discolored (bacteria like to live in little cracks!)
  17. Disinfect or replace your contact lens case.
  18. Add a tablespoon of powdered fiber (ex. Metamucil) to your oatmeal/cereal.
  19. Watch a video on the internet that shows you how to change a flat tire. http://www.ehow.com/video_1863_change-flat-tire.html
  20. Make an appointment with a dermatologist for a skin check.
  21. Check the temperature on your refrigerator (40 degrees or less) and freezer (0 degrees) to avoid food spoilage.
  22. Leave for work 10 minutes early, take your time driving and avoid the stress of being late.
  23. If you take public transportation to work, get off a stop early and add 10 min of walking in to your day.
  24. Get up from your desk and stretch your hamstrings, hip flexors, quadriceps and low back twice a day for five minutes.
  25. Tidy up your bedroom.
  26. Record your family medical history (interview your parents).
  27. Make a list of your current medications, medical conditions, etc. Put a copy in your wallet and give a copy to your children, spouse, etc.
  28. Order a medical id bracelet if you have any serious medical conditions (diabetes, food allergies, seizures, etc.)
  29. Use your earpiece when on your cell phone (and don’t text while driving!)
  30. Call and Schedule your Comprehensive Exam at Princeton Longevity Center!

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